Everything, including earrings and bag with wooden handles, handmade.
I am incredibly lucky, and feel privileged, to have stumbled across and met one of the most lovely, most elegant, most well dressed woman I have seen in my life so far. It’s truly incredible to see such craftsmanship and dedication in person.
She tells me that she wanted a sewing machine since the age of four, but didn’t get one until she was twenty-one. She didn’t take any night classes related to fashion because she can’t really draw, so couldn’t take it further but just really likes making the pieces and is merely incredibly passionate about it. She has several different outfits, one of which includes a cerise cape. She doesn’t have a Style Icon as such, and it’s just “all in [her] head”. Occasionally, when she wants a change, she treats herself to something store bought, like two jackets a few days ago in time for her eightieth.
I really hope to see Mildred again.